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Southern Black Tit - BirdForum Opus

Photo by rudydbn
Durban, South Africa.

Alternative name: Black Tit

Melaniparus niger


Black head, throat, back, bill and legs, brown eye.


Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, south-eastern Angola, north-eastern Namibia, northern and eastern Botswana, northern and eastern South Africa and eSwatini.


Melaniparus niger has three subspecies.
Formerly placed in genus Parus.


Dry broadleaved woodland and dry savanna.


The diet includes invertebrates.

It nests in a tree or shrub and 1-6 white eggs are laid.

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